Nominations are now open for the Lambeth Civic Awards 2009, honouring those unsung heroes whose tireless work within their community does so much to improve the lives of its residents. Anyone living or working within Lambeth can nominate someone they believe deserves recognition, with 26 January 2009 being the deadline for nominations. The awards are split into 'town centres' (North Lambeth, Brixton, Clapham and Stockwell, Streatham and Norwood), with an additional borough-wide prize, as well as the Lord Scarman Award, given for increasing or promoting equality, or encouraging achievement in challenging circumstances.
The Mayor of Lambeth has appealed for nominations and will host the awards ceremony on the evening of 1 April 2009. She said: "Perhaps you know of someone, who has been working for a community group or local charity, or who gives up their time helping vulnerable residents. If so, please nominate them for the Lambeth Civic Awards 2009, so that they can be recognised and honoured. We need to celebrate those people who give up so much for us." Last year, the recipients of the Lambeth Civic Awards included a computer expert who helped Lambeth's poor communities access the internet, a campaigner who secured a new community centre on the Weir Estate, and a youth worker who has been helping Lambeth's young people for 30 years.
If you know someone who you believe should be recognised for their work, please fill out a nomination form and send it in to Lambeth Town Hall by 26 January 2009. Nomination forms are available at Town Hall reception, all Lambeth libraries and on www.lambeth.gov.uk/civicawards. For further information, contact the Mayor's office on 020 7926 2120. If there is someone you think the Stockwell councillors and action team should support for the prize, let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org or in the comments form.